Afghan Delegates Study Philippine Mobile Phone Banking Model

Eleven (11) delegates from the Da Bank of Afghanistan and United States Agency for International Development/Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (USAID/FAIDA) visited the country for a five-day study mission on March 6-10 to enable them to design and devise policy interventions for the mobile financial services in Afghanistan. The study tour [...]

Tanzanians Take a Closer Look at Microfinance in the Philippines

In partnership with RBAP International Study Visit Program, The United States Agency for International Development-supported Rural Bankers Association of Philippines– Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS) Program organized an international study group for representatives of the Cooperatives Rural and Development Bank Microfinance Services Company Ltd. (CRDB) of Tanzania on January 18, 2012. CRDB Microfinance Services [...]

Mobile Financial Services: The Bank of Tanzania learns from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Alliance for Financial Inclusion - In December 2009, there were an estimated 15 million mobile phones in Tanzania, with 45% of the population having access to a mobile phone. This growth in phone penetration spurred mobile network operators (MNOs) to launch mobile financial services to serve this rapidly growing customer base. At the end of 2009, more than 2.5 million Tanzanians [...]

RBAP-MABS Microfinance and Mobile Phone Banking Initiatives Showcased in International Study Visit

The USAID-supported Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines – Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS) Program shared the history of rural banking in the Philippines as well as microfinance best practices and various mobile phone banking services currently used by rural banks to representatives from India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka on December 14.